Kent Night Cup 26 Knole Park

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Our thanks go to Knole Estates for permission to use Knole Pa..

Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland

Info updated: Tue 2 Apr


Event Report

Our thanks go to Knole Estates  for permission to use Knole Park, and to Fiona & Mike for organising and planning this final KNC round of the 2018-19 season.

It was pleasing to see many at The Sennockian afterwards for the prizegiving - we realise that for some it means a late return home.

Brendon Howe won the KN Cup. His second place at Knole Park meant that he managed to hang on to his lead in the League (score 508 points), but it was really close, with Tom Dobra winning this round and having a total of 507 points.

The Women's Cup was won by Alison Howe, and the other League prizewinners were Sarah Howes, Beryl Pring, Neil Crickmore and Ian Ditchfield.

Jean Fitzgerald presented the Nick Hope Cup to Andrew Derrick, who took part in 25 out of the 26 events.

Best wishes for your spring and summer orienteering; the KNC series 2019-20 starts in September!

Mark Glaisher

KNC coordinator

Photos courtesy Sean Cronin: Brendon, Mark & Alison, Jean & Andrew

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Directions / Parking

Parking is on St. Julian Road at the junction with Fawkes Wood Road, on the eastern side of Knole Park. Map Ref TQ 552534, nearest postcode TN15 0SP. Nearest railway station Sevenoaks. 

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late).                                                        

Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). For event safety purposes you will be asked to fill in a KNC Registration Form 2018 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                                                                           

Five minute walk to the Start, so be ready by 19:25.

Food for apres-O does not need to be pre-ordered

Controls: We will need 5 volunteers to collect controls, please.  There are a number of access points to the park via the surrounding roads, so we can split up the collecting in to easily manageable parcels of 4-5 controls.  If you can volunteer in advance or on the night that would be much appreciated.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can.  There will be a few ‘dumbbells’ bonus opportunities thrown in for good measure. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time).

If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.

1:10,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated spring 2014.  Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Controls are not SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions are not provided.

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day: Seniors (British Orienteering members) £4, Non-members of BO £6.          Juniors & students £3. Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant).    Dibber loan: Free


Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print. We will print a few spares in case you make a last minute decision to come.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Carrying a whistle is mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat). A cagoule may be required in inclement weather.

Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended (organiser’s contact number printed on the map, in case of problems)

Terrain Description

Mixed parkland, much of it delightfully runnable woodland.


Apres-O: meet afterwards at The Sennockian in Sevenoaks  High Street (139-141) TN13 1UX (a short walk from the car park at Suffolk Way TN13 1YL - Parking is free at that time of night).   Food orders to be placed at the pub. 

There will be the normal (modest) prizegiving for the event, plus...

Kent Night Cups, League prizes & Nick Hope Cup

The Men’s and Women’s Kent Night Cups will be presented to the first Man and Woman in the League.

KNC League Prizes will be awarded to the first male and female, first (or next) male and female 40+ (‘Veteran’) and first (or next) male and female 60+ (‘SuperVeteran’) in the League. Only one prize per person, note!

To qualify for a League prize the competitor must take part in 10 or more KNC events during the season.

The Nick Hope Cup is presented to the person attending the greatest number of KNC events in the season. Go to Club Info > KNC : Nick Hope Cup for details, & to see what happens in the event of a tie.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Fiona Wilson

Planner & Organiser: Mike Solomon

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.



Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines. 

To ensure that we comply with these guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download please get your breath back and recover before downloading.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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